By Allen Tullos
In Alabama Getaway Allen Tullos explores the hot historical past of 1 of the nation’s such a lot conservative states to bare its political imaginary—the public form of energy, renowned imagery, and person opportunity.
From Alabama’s principally ineffectual politicians to its miserly help of schooling, wellbeing and fitness care, cultural associations, and social prone, Tullos examines why the nation seems to be caught in repetitive loops of asymmetric improvement and debilitating behavior of judgment. The nation is still tied to fundamentalisms of faith, race, gender, winner-take-all economics, and militarism enforced by way of punitive and protecting responses to feedback. Tullos strains the spectral legacy of George Wallace, ponders the roots of anti-egalitarian political associations and tax buildings, and demanding situations Birmingham local Condoleezza Rice’s use of the civil rights fight to justify the warfare in Iraq. He additionally offers due insurance to the state’s black voters who with a minority of whites have sustained a stream for social justice and democratic inclusion. As Alabama competes for cultural tourism and international industries like vehicle production and biomedical learn, Alabama Getaway asks if the arrival years will see a change of the “Heart of Dixie.”
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Alabama Getaway: The Political Imaginary and the Heart of Dixie (Politics and Culture in the Twentieth-Century South) by Allen Tullos